The attitude of the Church to tattoos
Unfortunately, tattoos and tattoos Church has a negative attitude . There is a brief explanation . Tattoos have begun to fill in ancient times , when pagan beliefs were common . Figures on the skin in those days were a cult symbol , depicted as a rule , the pagan gods , different signs and inscriptionsAssociated with these gods .
In Scripture instructed to prohibit tattooing : " ... do not make any cuttings in your flesh nor print any marks upon you " (Leviticus 19 , 28 . ) . If the person - it is the image of God , then he should be in all organic, and nothing artificial can not contaminate the image.That is why the Church forbids tattoos .
Rules applying religious tattoos
Now let's talk about the images of the Christian holy places in the human body - icons , crosses , churches , temples and so on. " Habit " to such images went from prison , where there is nothing to fill the spiritual void .
Important to remember,and if you have decided to fill the image of God , then Jesus must be crucified on the cross , as it will continue to experience the torment and on your body . The Church considers tattooing unreasonable act , so the confession to repent , that you allowed yourself to apply and distort God's image , to get a tattoo .Religious tattoos are certain symbols and signs - crucifixes , crosses, images of gods , subject compositions or quotes from the sacred books ( the Bible of the Christians , the Quran for Muslims and others . ) . The heyday of this kind of tattoos came in the Middle Ages .While religious pectoral images are the best proof of residence a pilgrim in the Holy Land . As a rule , religious tattoos were made in the form of a cross , the Christians also were popular image of Our Lady of the Holy Apostles Peter and George. Muslims perform the Hajj in Mecca and Medina ,could be recognized by quotations from the Koran on the body. Today, religious tattoos of crosses , crucifixes , images of saints and the Mother of God is still very popular , but these tattoos are mostly not endowed with religious significance .
Such an image is applied to representatives of one religion or another . Naturally,that there will be the main religious symbols such as crosses or crescents , quotes from the sacred books , narrative composition , characteristic of a particular faith . Oddly enough , but the religious tattoos first appeared in the Middle Ages . Let us remember that this era was associated with the Crusades .And so the Christian tattoos were originally sign that Knight was in the march on the Holy Land . The most simple drawings of the plan - crosses . Later they began to portray the faces of the saints - St. George , the Virgin Mary , St. Peter . And the Muslims who went on a pilgrimage to the holy places ,We were in use citations from the holy book - the Koran.